Unlike other spheres of life, nepotism doesn't work that much in sports, especially cricket in India, where crores of people play their beloved sport and aspire to play for the country. We have seen many children of great cricketers not making it even to their stateside let alone the national team.
Cricket in India is not merely a sport; it's a passion that runs deep in the veins of millions. In the current Ranji Trophy 2023-2024 season, one name that has been creating ripples in the cricketing pond is Agni Chopra, the talented son of acclaimed movie director Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Agni's extraordinary batting prowess and consistent performances for Mizoram have made him a standout player in the domestic cricket arena.
Agni Chopra’s red hot form in Domestic cricket
Agni's debut in the Ranji Trophy was nothing short of spectacular. In the opening match against Sikkim, he showcased his mettle with scores of 166 and 92. Despite his outstanding contributions, Mizoram faced defeat but Agni's innings left a mark on those who witnessed it.
Undeterred by the initial setback, Agni continued to dominate in the match against Nagaland. Scoring 164 in the first innings and adding 15 in the second, he played a pivotal role in Mizoram's commendable performance. His consistency was beginning to draw attention, hinting at a promising future.
Agni's fiery form persisted in the subsequent match against Arunachal Pradesh. Notching up 114 runs which was a pure display of his sheer consisency and Mizoram's victory in this match showcased Agni's impact on the team's success.
The recent match against Meghalaya witnessed Agni's bat blazing its way to a fourth consecutive century. Amassing 105 runs from just 90 balls, featuring 13 fours and four sixes, he played a crucial role in Mizoram posting an imposing total of 359 runs in the first innings.
Agni's innings showcased not just skill but a flair that hinted at a cricketing prodigy in the making. While Vidhu Vinod Chopra continues to bask in the success of '12th Fail,' a film centred around IPS Manoj Sharma's life, Agni is carving his niche on the cricket field.